χερσὶν παρευθύνοντες, ‘guiding him with our hands’: cp. 542 “χερσὶν εὐθύνων”, said of guiding a child's steps. ‘He will be docile enough now, and will go whither our hands guide him’ (i.e., the body shall be laid where we please). Then χερσὶν suggests the bitter comment, (‘our hands, I say,) for our words were at all times lost upon him.’ For ὅπου, cp. O. T. 448“οὐ γὰρ ἔσθ᾽ ὅπου μ᾽ ὀλεῖς”.
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